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Muslim spiritual leader from Afghanistan shot dead in Maharashtra

Khwaja Sayyad Chishti, popular locally as Sufi Baba. [Photo: Twitter]

Maharashtra: A 35-year-old Muslim spiritual leader from Afghanistan was shot dead in Maharashtra’s Nashik on Tuesday.

Khwaja Sayyad Chishti, popular locally as “Sufi Baba”, was killed at a spot around 200 km from Mumbai. He was shot in the head and died instantly, the police said. The killers escaped in one of his SUVs, a report by NDTV said.

Sayyad Chishti had lived in Nashik’s Yeola town for several years, according to the police, who ruled out any religious motive in the killing. His driver is the main suspect.

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